Warning: Risperdal®

Linked to Gynecomastia

Risperdal® (Risperidone) is an antipsychotic medication approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents. Risperdal®‘s unapproved uses include treatment for ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Risperdal® is known as an atypical antipsychotic drug because it targets and alters levels of serotonin and dopamine, which makes it effective at managing symptoms of schizophrenia such as aggression or similar psychotic behavior.

Side effects associated with Risperdal®:

Medical studies have shown the use of Risperdal® is associated with these side effects and conditions in young males as well:

  • Mastectomy or surgery to remove breasts

  • Excessive weight gain

  • Pain, tenderness or swelling of the breasts

  • Discharge from the nipples

  • Nipple growth

How is Risperdal® Linked to Gynecomastia?

Risperdal® manipulates levels of hormones in the body, it can lead to an increased level of prolactin production causing male patients to experience abnormal breast growth known as gynecomastia.


Do not stop taking medication without speaking with your health care professional.

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